State Roundup, August 29, 2016

Northrop Grumman loan in jeopardy as Hogan, legislature battle over other funds; Gov. Hogan, Atty. Gen. Frosh join Legislative Black Caucus in wanting more diversity in medical marijuana industry as caucus seeks to ban lawmakers from being part of industry; Maryland officials work to find more accepting foster homes for LGBT kids; state law poised to expand offenses that can be removed from records; former Hogan Cabinet secretary used employees to help her in master’s program; state to help Charles County with drug take-back program to fight serious opioid problem; public defenders statewide face roadblocks in discovery phase; and U.S. Rep. Van Hollen says I-81 improvements important to state.